Master of Information Technology

Become an expert in your field and build on current your current knowledge base. Choose hands-on research relevant to your passion from a range of options including data mining, cloud computing, business analysis, business intelligence, ICT infrastructure, information management, mobile application development, network design and management, security and forensics, quality assurance, and systems architecture. Learn alongside like-minded individuals and take the next step up in your career.

More detail about this qualification

The Master of Information Technology is a level 9 programme that requires successful completion of a minimum of 180 credits from level 8 and 9. 

There are two pathways for completing a Master of Information Technology (MIT). Both pathways require the completion of a significant research project.  

The following structure is proposed for the two available pathways.

All courses 15 credits unless stated otherwise.


Career options

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (and with further work experience in some cases) will be able to work in business, education, government, health, industry or the community sector. Potential jobs opportunities include Business Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Data Analyst, Network Manager, Security Specialist, Software Developer, Software Tester, Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst, Systems Integrator and Team Leader. Electives can be chosen to suit the student’s likely career path.

Entry requirements


A bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualification in information technology or related subject with at least a B grade average at Level 7 or 8, or have the acquired skills and knowledge through relevant work or professional experience.

*Domestic fee displayed is for 18-months, or 1.5 years of study (equivalent to 180 credits) but is subject to annual fee increases.

International Students

Minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6, or equivalent.

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*International fee displayed is for 18-months, or 1.5 years of study (equivalent to 180 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

Offering institute

For ākonga (students) beginning their study in 2022, this qualification is offered by Whitireia

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For ākonga (students) returning to study in 2021 and 2022, this qualification is offered by WelTec

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